The holiday season is officially in full swing, and you know what that means: out-of-town guests! It's important to create a calm, welcoming space for your guests to rest amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays — especially in the guest bathroom. Simply by adding a few small touches, your guests will never want to leave your guest bathroom, even when it comes time to open gifts.
Whether they're staying for a weekend or for a week (or weeks), your guests will need towels. Be sure the bathroom is stocked with plenty of fluffy, soft towels to leave everyone feeling warm, dry and indulged. You can also add a touch of sophistication with luxury linen guest towels from Bella Notte. Place a stack in the bathroom with a small basket next to them for the dirties, and your guests will feel like honored guests at Downton Abbey. You can even get a matching bedding set for the guest bedroom if you’re feeling especially fancy.
Who doesn’t love making a mad dash from the bathroom to the bedroom wrapped in a towel? Oh right — nobody. Instead, consider making a cozy robe available in the bathroom to make your visitors feel more comfortable. Check out Peacock Alley's collection of bathrobes in a variety of fabrics, colors and lengths.
Travelers often forget to pack certain items in the rush to get packed and out the door, and toiletries are No. 1 on the list of most left-behind items. Make sure your guest bathroom is filled with goodies like extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and shampoos. And if you’re feeling extra generous this holiday season, think of your bearded buddies and get them anything and everything they might need to keep that face mane neat and clean with any one of the beard grooming products from Billy Jealousy.
Guest bathrooms typically go unused for most of the year, so it’s easy to overlook a leaky faucet or a loose fixture. Make sure everything in the bathroom is in working order before everyone arrives. You don’t want to find out the shower handle is broken after your guest tries to take a shower. Check the faucets, door knobs and drawer handles and pulls, and give the towel rack a jiggle to ensure it’s secure. If you find you need to replace any of the bathroom hardware in your guest bathroom, stop by the Waterworks showroom.
With all the shopping, parties and dinners on your schedule, the holidays can be a stressful time. All the more reason to make sure your guest bathroom is clean, beautiful and in good working condition before the holiday craziness really sets in. If you take care of these small things now, both you and your house guests will have a happy holiday thanks to the shops and showrooms at the Dallas Design District.